Alexander Volkanovski breaks into UFC P4P rankings

It took Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski to win the UFC featherweight title for the 31-year-old to break into the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

The Shellharbour based athlete debuts at number 9 in the rankings while the opponent he defeated, Max Holloway dropped five positions to number twelve.

He becomes the third Australian & New Zealand fighter on the pound-for-pound rankings with Adesanya ranked at number seven and Whittaker at thirteen.

Jon Jones remains at the top of the tree, followed by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Henry Cejudo.

  1. Jon Jones
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  3. Henry Cejudo
  4. Stipe Miocic
  5. Amanda Nunes
  6. Daniel Cormier
  7. Israel Adesanya
  8. Kamaru Usman
  9. Alexander Volkanovski
  10. Tony Ferguson
  11. Valentina Shevchenko
  12. Max Holloway
  13. Robert Whittaker
  14. Conor McGregor
  15. Dustin Poirier

In other ranking news, Kai Kara-France’s loss on the weekend has Kiwi drop two positions to the number 8 contender ranking in the UFC flyweight division.

The UFC rankings a compiled by a select list of MMA Journalists.

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Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.